Come join us for PG’s Party at Anchor Brewing in San Francisco — MAY 20th!

 

Hi Pacific Gravity!

Just a quick reminder that our trip to San Francisco is coming soon!  Are you ready to party?!!

As winner of the California Homebrew Club of the Year for 2016, Anchor Brewing will be honoring us (PG) with a party at their brewery on Saturday, May 20th from 12noon to 4pm. (address: 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107)

PG reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th.  Last we checked, there are still a few rooms available so please come join us.

Here are hotel details:

The Carlton Hotel 

$199 per night plus taxes & fees. Parking is available at the hotel for valet charge of $35/day.

Also, there are public pay lots nearby to store your car.

To reserve a room at the discounted rate (while supplies last):

  • By phone, call Camisha Green at 415-292-1181 and let her know you’re with Pacific Gravity.
  • Via email, email Camisha at cgreen at jdvhotels.com

Many people will be driving (or flying) up on Friday so I suspect there will be a fun pub crawl in SF on Friday night.

And, probably another one on Saturday evening after the Anchor party.

Those who have been before, know that this is a weekend not to be missed!

It’s not too late, please come join us for an amazing and unforgettable weekend!

 

Chris Remensperger from Strand Brewers Invites us on his AHA Rally Bus to Stone!!

Chris Remensperger from Strand Brewers Club in the South Bay area is organizing a bus trip down to the AHA Stone Rally. He has a beer in the homebrew comp and its his B-day! As well Rives Borland has a beer in the homebrew comp which is put on for the Stone Brewery’s ProAm and Chris and Rives needs our support. If you’ve never been to the Stone Rally they have around thirty homebrewers pouring their beers in a festival like setting and then everyone votes for the best homebrewed beer later that day. Plus there are AHA Raffles, and all the offerings at Stone and food. The bus will also be going to other breweries after the Stone AHA Rally.

The Details to get on the bus

Date: Saturday, November 12th, 8am tell late.

Cost: only $25 (cash to Chris)

Seats available: about 15
(Note: Chris is paying for the bus out of his pocket, so please do not confirm a seat and then back out last minute without paying somehow if he can’t fill your seat.)

Bus Pick Up: Marine Ave. Park and Ride (8am on November 12th)
2406 Marine Ave. Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278

Rough Itinerary:
8am: Bus pick up and leaves Marine Ave. P&R
11am-2pm: Stone Liberty Station AHA Ralley (Rally, and Lunch)
2pm-4pm: Modern Times Brewery
4pm-7pm: North Park Brewing (dinner stop as well)
7pm-9pm: Council Brewing
9pm-? back to bus drop off.

RSVP’s: (There are 2 rsvp’s you need to do)
-RSVP to Chris at [email protected] and let him know if you want to confirm a seat on the bus.

-You must also RSVP to the Stone AHA Rally: It is free to RSVP, click on link below.
Let Chris know you RSVP’ed for the Rally as well when you confirm a seat on the bus with him.

Here is Chris’s Facebook invite post with the trip info as well:
https://www.facebook.com/events/209803759440159/

This sounds link an amazing day. I am hoping I can make it and other PG members. If you where hoping PG was going to do a bus trip this year, well this is a great secondary chance to get on one!! Like always Please be safe that days too.
Please Uber, Lyft, Metro Transit (Green Line), or bus to the pick up location that morning or at least get a ride home that night. Do not Drive, it will be a long day of drinking and you might not be able get home safely behind the wheel?

 

http://pacificgravity.com/2016/10/chris-remensperger-strand-brewers-invites-us-aha-ralley-bus/

Orange County Road Trip – Recap Post & Photos

Around a month has passed since we took our bus trip down to Orange County to visit Taps, Bottle Logic and Valiant brewery.  I imported some of the photos I took from the trip to share with everyone in the club here.

I just wanted to throw a special thank you out to Kurt for organizing this trip.  We left on time, made it to each brewery on time and successfully got everyone back to Culver City!  Cheers to you Kurt and to everyone who helped set up this trip and for everyone who attended.

Brian

 

 

OC Bus Trip Tomorrow @10AM

It’s not too late to sign up for the bus trip tomorrow! We still have about 20 available spots. Show up with $25 in cash, check or credit card for your entry onto the bus PLUS cash for lunch! See details below:

 

Orange County Road Trip

Join Pacific Gravity as we travel down to OC to hit some of the newest players in the Southern California beer scene as well as an old favorite.  On October 18th we will be taking a bus from Culver City Home Brewing Supply (please park in the neighborhood behind the shop).  We will be stopping at TAPS in Brea to enjoy some of their excellent food and their many GABF and World Beer Cup medal winning beers.  Up next will be Bottle Logic brewing.   Yet to celebrate their first anniversary, Bottle Logic is already making waves with standouts like Leche Mole milk stout, the sessionable She Shot First American wheat ale and hop bombs like Actuator and Double Actuator.   After that we’ll be going around the corner to Valiant Brewing, an under the radar spot that has an impressive lineup of big beers, from Alpha Drive and Alpha Overdrive for the hop heads to the gold medal winning Axiom Trappist style ale.

If you have any questions about the trip, please contact me at [email protected].  It is sure to be a great time, so please join us if you are free.

Where, when, how much?

Depart from CCHBS on 10/18 at 10:30AM

Return to CCHBS at approximately 5PM

Tickets:  $25 (does NOT include lunch)

San Diego Road Trip – The Mob Has Spoken!

Who says Democracy doesn’t work?  The mob has spoken!  Here are the details on the April 20th road trip to San Diego:  We will be visiting Pizza Port Solana Beach (home of PGer Devon Randall!), Green Flash (home of the palate wreckers) and write in favorite White Labs (a must see for any home brewer).  The plan will be to leave about at 9:30 to hit Pizza Port for lunch then work our way south, returning to the West Side at about 6PM.  Cost for the trip is $45 and that will cover a seat on the bus as well as pizza at Pizza Port.  If we get enough people we’ll be providing pitchers with lunch.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to invite as many people as you like but keep in mind the only way to reserve a seat is to pay for it.  You can contact me to make arrangements or you can pay at the Feb/Mar/April meetings.  We plan on inviting all the local clubs so seats should go fast.

Cheers,

Kurt

[email protected]

OC Road Trip Cancelled

Due to lack of interest, the OC Road trip has been cancelled.  Sorry for the late notice for those of you who were planning on attending but we were doing all we could to make it happen.  We’ll have full refunds for those of you who paid.

A group of us are planning on visiting Old Orange, Bootleggers, and the Bruery informally on Saturday.  If you are interested in details, please let me know.

Again, my apologies,
Kurt
[email protected]

OC Road Trip II – Reminder and Payment deadline.

Hi there.  This is a friendly reminder that our OC Road Trip II is coming up fast on Saturday, June 9th.  Response thus far has been light and unless we get a solid showing very soon, we’ll need to cancel the trip.  Please don’t let this happen!  Bootleggers and Old Orange are great breweries that are really looking forward to hosting us and it’s sure to be a great time.  Deadline for reserving your spot on the bus will be close of business at Culver City Home Brewing Supply on Sunday the 27th of May.  Please drop your well-labeled payments off at the shop by then (cash or personal check made out to Pacific Gravity).

  • When?  Saturday, June 9th, from 11am-5pm.
  • How Much?  $20 to ride the bus.

As always, please contact Kurt if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there!

OC Road Trip II Update – Saturday, June 9th

Just a quick reminder that I will be collecting payments for the OC Road Trip this Thursday at the PG meeting.  Response thus far has been light and unless we get a solid showing at the meeting, I’ll have to cancel the trip.  Please don’t let this happen!  Bootleggers and Old Orange are great breweries that are really looking forward to hosting us and it’s sure to be a great time.

  • When?  Saturday, June 9th, from 11am-5pm.
  • How Much?  $20 to ride the bus.

As always, please contact me if you have any questions.

Big Brew on May 26, 2012

Bring out your kettles and burners and join us for a Big Brew on Saturday May 26th at the home of our Competition Coordinator and Brewmaster, Carl Townsend.  This will be a perfect opportunity to whip up something for the Summer Party.

Carl will be unveiling his brand new brew stand and bolting on the amazing thermosiphon reboiler.  Read more

OC Road Trip II: Electric Boogaloo

The June road trip to Orange County is now official.  Mark the date on your calendar and prepare for a good time.

When: Saturday, June 9th, from 11am to approximately 5pm.

Where: Bootleggers Brewery in Fullerton and Old Orange Brewing in Orange.

How Much: $20

Pacific Gravity will again be rallying the troops for a foray behind the Orange Curtain to two new (to Pacific Gravity) breweries that are thrilled to be hosting us: Bootleggers Brewery in Fullerton and Old Orange Brewing in…wait for it…Orange.

Bootleggers is a great brewery that recently celebrated their 4th anniversary and signed up a new distributor to get their beers into more locations.  They are known for Knuckle Sandwich, a great DIPA, although I am a fan of the huge range of beers they pour in their tasting room (frequently as many as 20).  They range between the punch of Knuckle Sandwich and Golden Chaos (a Belgian Golden Strong based on an old homebrewing recipe) to sessionable beers like Palomino Pale and Prohibition Mild.  They were nice enough to offer to open early to accommodate us, so we’ll have the run of the place as well.

http://www.bootleggersbrewery.com

Old Orange Brewing is a newer brewery in the shadows of Anaheim Stadium and the Honda Center.  They are looking to be a community brewery and have a range of great beers.  From the Orange Street Fair-inspired Kolsch to my personal favorite, Old Dummy, there is a beer or two on the list that everyone will enjoy.  I don’t think they are getting much, if any, beer into LA, so make the trip and one-up your beer nerd friends!

http://www.oldorangebrewing.com

We are still in the process of sorting out the food situation, but something will be available to eat while we check out the breweries.  Details to follow as we have ‘em.

The trip is open to anyone that is interested in attending, so please feel free to let friends know they are welcome to join us.  As always, please contact me directly if you have any questions at [email protected] and bring cash or checks to the next club event to reserve your seat.

Cheers,
Kurt